2014 Fall/Winter Color Trends

It is the end of August and about that time to transition our wardrobes to Fall. I am a lover of Fall time and Fall wardrobes so I am on board. Here are a few color trends for this Fall/Winter 2014.

These are those bolder tones to brighten your Fall/Winter days. ‘Jewel Tones’

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These are more pastel, soft tones to rock this Fall/Winter.  I am thinking maybe a long, fitted wool coat in one of these colors?

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OXBLOOD

Oxblood shade is one of my favorite shades for this Fall. This shade is also known as Burgandy, Cranberry or Wine. I will be sure to add a few pieces of this color to my must have list.

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You by all means do not have to pull off a full length dress or even a pair of trousers to get the color oxblood  into your wardrobe this Fall. You can try other items like a handbag, nail polish or a wool wide brim fedora.

 

 

Color trends are a great way to see what colors to expect a lot of designers and retailers to carry for this season.  Each color is not going to be exact and will vary in shades.

What color trend are you loving for the Fall/Winter seasons?  

Keep posted to the blog, I will be adding a ‘Fall/Winter Must Have Items’ post.

 

Much Love,

Jessica

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Need a good book to read…..#GIRLBOSS

 

 

 

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Let me start by saying I am not a huge book reader. Not a huge book reader as in I read maybe ONE book a year.  I know, that is very sad and my Mom would be very disappointed if she knew, wait, she does now from this post.  Ooopps.  As a child I remember my Mom would take my older brother and I to the library to pick out books frequently during our summer breaks. We had so many days until we had to give my Mom a ‘book report’ of each book we read. As an adult I see the good my Mom was instilling in my brother and I to keep our minds fresh and learning all the time.  We both have never been huge book readers, we are more the magazine enthusiast type. 🙂  I do however prefer the book in hands with pages, no ebooks. I know I am weird but its something about having the actual book and turning pages. No pushing a button to ‘flip’ the page. 

I recently saw another blogger’s website whom had already read this book.  The more I looked into what the book was about the more eager I became for it to arrive in the mail.  Ask my husband, I was like a kid waiting on a piece of mail to arrive. Of course I do not believe in paying full price for a book and most books cost crazy amounts so off to eBay I went to bid on my #GIRLBOSS book.  I won the auction for a fair price and waited patiently for it to arrive. Waiting, waiting, and waiting.  No book.  I contacted the seller to inform them of the truth I wanted to read my book and it was past the ‘estimated arrival date’ they had stated for the item.  They informed me of some excuse and I waited some more until it finally was on my doorstep.  Oh that was a beautiful day and I had that baby in my hands in minutes digging into the words of Sophia Amoruso.  She is the Founder and CEO at Nasty Gal, an commerce company growing tremendously by the minute.  

“..Success is about trusting your instincts and following your guy, knowing which rules to follow and which to break.”–#GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso

Sophia also writes, “I have three pieces of advice I want you to remember: Don’t ever grow up. Don’t become a bore. Don’t let the Man get to you. Okay? Cool. Then let’s do this.” –#GIRLBOSS 

Lets just say that book was read in 48 hours flat! Yes, I know it is not that big of a book but for someone who hates reading books I could not put it down over a two day period.  At a young age, I realized one day I wanted to work in the fashion industry and for MYSELF.  Here I sit at twenty-something not quite where I want to be but working towards where I am going.  This book inspired me not only professionally but as an individual.  The points she describes allow me to relate in so many ways.  I am not going to say I changed overnight, but it basically put a flame under my ass to go out and get what I have always wanted.  Yes the book is named #GIRLBOSS. Yes she is a self made CEO. Yes she is a woman. No I do not want to be her twin. But I must say, this book is not only a great inspiration professionally but also on many other life lessons. I recommend both men and women to read this book, its a good one! I would recommend you now heading over to Amazon, eBay or wherever to get a copy to read.  And NO neither Amazon or eBay are paying me for you to buy from them.  Just an easy and cheap way to get a copy. 

Have you read this book? What did you think? Thoughts?

From the book, “A #GIRLBOSS is in charge of her own life. She gets what she wants because she works for it.”–Sophia Amoruso, #GIRLBOSS

 

State Fair Time

Last week my husband and I enjoyed some fun time at the Indiana State Fair.  It is always a good time to enjoy fair foods and the outside enviroment to round out the summer. Its always fun to check out the huge tractors on display for purchase. I think I found my new ride? We also checked out some of the 4H projects that students work really hard on all year to bring to the Indiana State Fair.

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I have always loved these horse stables at the fair

 

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This was the first night we went for FREE day!

We went twice in a two week period. Once for FREE day in which we cut out the free entry coupon in the newspaper. Score on a freebie!  We were only at the fair an hour or so due to it being a weekday after work. The other night we went was $2 Tuesday! Entry into the fair was only $2 per person. Also each food vendor has a $2 item making some of your favorites only $2. This is n  a deal since it usually cost an adult $10 for entry at the gate and most food is double/triple the $2 cost. I would also recommend $2 Tuesdays for anyone with kids, I believe there is a $2 deal for the fair rides as well. 

 

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The second night we went it was very chilly outside.  It definitely did not feel like August weather.  Below you will see the outfit I threw together for comfort to walk the fair and stay a little warm since it was chilly. 

 

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Outfit Details: 

Jean Jacket:  H&M |  Black Denim:  Old Navy |  Shirt: Nordstrom Rack  |  Shoes: Converse |  Purse: EBay